The City of Salem had a population of 5,220 as of July 1, 2016.
The primary coordinate point for Salem is located at latitude 39.5682 and longitude -75.4725 in Salem County. The formal boundaries for the City of Salem (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0.47 sq. miles. Salem County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.
The City of Salem (GNIS ID: 885385) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Salem population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Salem: Fenwick's Colony, Ferkens Creek, New Salem, Oijtsessing, Salam, Salam Town, Salem Town, Watcessi.
|Population in Households||5,162|
|Population in Familes||3,904|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||58|
|Average Household Size||2.35|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||2,708 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||712 (26.3%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,485 (54.8%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||511 (18.9%)|
|Median Home Value||$108,511|
|Average Home Value||$122,261|
|Median Household Income||$26,303|
|Average Household Income||$45,973|
|Per Capita Income||$19,766|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||-0.04%|
|Per Capita Income||0.14%|
The table below compares Salem to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 250||54th|
|Population Density1||# 306||44th|
|Diversity Index2||# 149||73rd|
|Median Household Income||# 543||1st|
|Per Capita Income||# 524||4th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Jersey Census Data Comparison Tool.